Sep 24, 2012 2:00am PDT
president obama a lot of cover, the economy needs to start recovering before before we make any sacrifices before we ask people to make any sacrifice and i think there the president will be able to if he is reelected to kind of have a simpson-bowles moment and that is what clinton is trying to set him up to do. >> i also thought he gave cover in another way which is to say, there is a lot to be dealt with here, first in the short-term and the long-term, and we don't expect the president to come out and say right now what his negotiating position, what his end point is going to be of the negotiations so everyone should get together and start working on this. so when president obama said he was thinking about naming bill clinton as secretary for explaining stuff, he also meant not quite explaining it when the need arose. >> yes. >> schieffer: peggy, let me just start with you. this week, i mean, you write this column for the wall street journal, many conservatives look to you for advice. i mean you are a leading voice on the right. you called the romney campaign this week a rolling calamity.
Sep 23, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. >> kroft: president obama has had his foreign policy successes. he ended the war in iraq and the like of osama bin laden. but at home, his signature achievements remain controversial, and he is encumbered with a tempered recovery, chronically high unemployment and a hostile congress. you have tried things that haven't worked. the jobs plan, the jobs bill, you haven't been able to get it through congress. i mean, isn't that some of your responsibility? >> i take full responsibility for everything that we do, steve. >> i'm steve kroft. >> i'm lesley stahl. >> i'm morley safer. >> i'm bob simon. >> i'm lara logan. >> i'm scott pelley. the two presidential candidates tonight on this special edition of "60 minutes." ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you engineer a true automotive breakthrough? ♪ you give it bold new styling, unsurpassed luxury and nearly 1,000 improvements. introducing the redesigned 2013 glk. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial services. that if you pick three people, odds are they'll approach everything in their o